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Boxing world reacts to George Kambosos Jr.’s ‘incredible’ upset title victory over Teofimo Lopez

Boxing world reacts to George Kambosos Jr.’s ‘incredible’ upset title victory over Teofimo Lopez
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George Kambosos Jr. turned heads around the boxing world with a sensational upset victory over Teofimo Lopez, with Manny Pacquiao amongst these to fragment reward for Australia’s latest world titleholder.

The slash up-decision victory, which noticed Kambosos crowned IBF, WBO, WBA and The Ring mild-weight world champion, has even been mentioned as Australia’s most piquant boxing efficiency on the field stage.

Faced with heavy odds and a Original York crowd in Lopez’s make a choice, Kambosos rode his manner to victory by weathering an early storm from his celeb American opponent ahead of exploding in the guts rounds to preserve conclude over the judges, who awarded a 115-111, 115-113, 113-114 victory.

“I believed in myself, I backed myself,” Kambosos acknowledged postfight.

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“I thought, ‘I shuffle to hit him exhausting and place aside him down,’ and the war modified off that. . . . I’m an unimaginable boxer. I will’t take into consideration how magnificent I boxed.”

“My defense, my circulation; too fascinating, too fast, too solid. My conditioning and my stamina were unimaginable.

“I purchased livid too a lot, I purchased caught. But what? What a warrior. I purchased support up towards all odds and quiet accomplished the war and obtained the next spherical.”

Kambosos’ warrior-fancy efficiency towards the percentages vastly shocked many and had a pair of of the finest names in the sport exhibiting him reward.

Congratulations to my friend, @georgekambosos, on an memoir preserve conclude! You helped me in so heaps of my past fights, I am hoping our a whole bunch of rounds of sparring helped you in some manner tonight. I’m cushy with you. #LopezKambosos

— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) November 28, 2021

that used to be a war that 100% lived up to the hype. what a battle. congrats to Kambosos. Teofimo will doubtless be support✊🏼 #LopezKambososJr

— Nico Ali Walsh (@NicoAliX74) November 28, 2021

How are we striking the Kambosos preserve conclude into context? Most piquant Australian boxing preserve conclude since… Horn-Pacquiao? Tszyu unifying junior welterweight title? #LopezKambosos

— Corbin Middlemas (@CorbinMiddlemas) November 28, 2021

While Kambosos obtained over the boxing world alongside with his victory, Lopez’s reaction also resulted in moderately the lunge. The defeated defending champion sensationally claimed after the war that he obtained the 12-spherical war “10-2.”

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“He is a hell of a fighter, nevertheless I obtained tonight, everybody knows that,” Lopez acknowledged to a backdrop of heavy booing from the native crowd contained in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Backyard.

“The referee raised my hand. I obtained tonight, I create no longer care what any one says, yo, I obtained tonight. At the tip of the day, I’ve been here, I executed that, I deserve to thank God, I deserve to thank everybody that came out tonight. Leer, I ain’t no sore loser, I make a choice my wins fancy I make a choice my losses.”